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Bypassing GOP obstruction, Obama announces steps to curb gun violence (with video)

Obama said, "The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold America hostage."

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People's World asks the public: Do we need stricter gun regulation?

People's World recently went out and asked people if they were for stricter gun regulation and why or why not; watch the video to see what some had to say.

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On San Bernardino, GOP plunges into "the dark heart of fear"

The families whose loved ones were murdered in San Bernardino are still in shock, but GOP presidential wannabes are exploiting the tragedy for personal advantage.

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Motive for San Bernardino killing is not known, but gun source is

What is known is that the two assault-style rifles and two handguns recovered at the scene of the shootout were bought legally in the United States.

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As mayors meet in San Francisco, ending racist violence is a theme

One issue kept resurfacing: how to confront and deal with the virulent racism that remains a current in U.S. life.

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Right wing rebuked in Missouri

Right-wing Republicans in the Missouri legislature and their main financial supporter, libertarian billionaire Rex Sinquefield, suffered a stinging defeat.

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“This is only round one,” Obama says, after gun curbs fail

"All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington."

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Vigils remember victims, vow action on gun violence

Across the country, participants at gun violence vigils vowed to pressure the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill, mandating background checks for  firearm purchases at gun shows and online.

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Obama: “Shame on us if we’ve forgotten Newtown”

"Shame on us if we've forgotten," Obama said. "I haven't forgotten those kids."

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Thousands in Harlem rally against gun violence

People at the rally. like most New Yorkers, seemed to agree that good jobs and good quality education for all are necessary steps to ending gun violence on the streets.

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